• 288 Pages
  • 5.5" x 8.25"
  • 9780807583708
  • March 2015

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  • 288 Pages
  • 5.5" x 8.25"
  • 9780807583722
  • March 2016

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  • May 2015

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  • It’s impossible not to root for Eva as she learns to trust her instincts and her own feelings. Teen readers fascinated by religious cults will be drawn in by Eva’s story.

    - Booklist

  • Fixmer, a therapist who has counseled former religious cult members, has written a taut psychological drama with believable and sympathetic characters. The first-person narrative sustains a tense mood throughout.

    - School Library Journal

  • Fixmer’s references to C.S. Lewis’s Narnia books persuasively contrast the image of a loving god against the harshness of Reverend Ezekial in this absorbing and smartly paced novel.

    - Publishers Weekly

  • The action and the psychological realism combine to make an intriguing story, with believable characters and events. An absorbing treatment of a fascinating subject.

    - Kirkus Reviews

  • Fixmer presents a fascinating inside look at daily life in a religious cult in this suspenseful coming-of-age story. Readers learn of the psychology that compels continued membership despite the demanding lifestyle.

    - VOYA

Common Core

RL.11-12.1,2,3,4,5,6,10 SL.11-12.1,1a,1b,1c,1d,2,3,4,5,6 L.11-12.3,4,4a,4b,4c,4c,5,5a,5b,6 W.11-12.2,2a,2b,2c,2d,2e,2f,4 W.11-12.7,8,9,10